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Stair Closet Light #106233 05/16/05 02:26 PM
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This pic shows one of my favorite lighting solutions.

Using a receptacle conveniently located on the wall of the stairwell, someone first plugged in a switch- a device that was once often seen. From this they ran a cord/plug assembly (probably from an old appliance), made a "flying splice" to a piece of romex, ran that through a hole in a stair riser, and on to a surface-mounted keyless in the under-stair closet.

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Re: Stair Closet Light #106234 05/18/05 08:30 PM
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What a strange place for a receptacle to be located....

"This looks like a good spot for a floor lamp!"

-John

Re: Stair Closet Light #106235 05/20/05 11:21 AM
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Is that using one of those little plug-in switches?

They're a common item in the dollar stores around here.

Yah, that is a weird spot for a socket. Wonder what was there initially.

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Yes, one of those plug-in switches.


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